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deforce


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deforce  \De*force"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deforced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Deforcing}.]  [OF.  deforcier  de-  or  des-  (L.  de  or 
  dis-)  +  forcier,  F.  forcer.  See  {Force},  v.]  (Law) 
  a  To  keep  from  the  rightful  owner;  to  withhold  wrongfully 
  the  possession  of  as  of  lands  or  a  freehold. 
  b  (Scots  Law)  To  resist  the  execution  of  the  law;  to  oppose 
  by  force,  as  an  officer  in  the  execution  of  his  duty. 
  --Burrill.